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A Transcendent Moment in Roots

"Roots" co-stars Louis Gossett Jr. and LeVar Burton describe a special scene they shared and all that it implied. Gossett Jr., who played the character Fiddler, spontaneously added a line of his own when comforting the young Kunta Kinte, played by Burton. "Roots" author Alex Haley, who was also on the set, let the line remain.
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  • Robbie Moraes

    I would hardly call camp shows like Batman and Wonder Woman, Pioneers of television. Their low budget and so corny dialoge had them on the air for barely three seasons on the networks.

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PIONEERS OF TELEVISION returns to PBS for a third season featuring all new stories of the visionaries who shaped a fledgling medium with their creativity, foresight and wisdom.
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